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Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd.

Construction and Operation of the National Natural Gas Transmission System

Profile

Founding Year 2003
Address Kiryat Atidim, Atidim Tower, P.O.B. 58177, Tel Aviv 6158101- View Map
Phone 03-6270400
Fax 03-5611320
Social Networks
Company Website www.ingl.co.il
   
   

Managers

Orit Sonn, Chairman of the Board, Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd.

Orit Sonn

Chairman of the Board

Shmuel Turgeman, Chief Executive Officer, Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd.

Shmuel Turgeman

Chief Executive Officer

About Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd.


Israel Natural Gas Lines Ltd. ("INGL") is a government-owned corporation established in 2003 for the construction and operation of the national natural gas transmission system. In 2004, the Minister of Energy awarded INGL a license for said purposes for 30 years, according to the Natural Gas Sector Law. This project is of extreme importance for Israel from two standpoints - its impact on Israel's economy and industry and its contribution to the improvement of environmental quality and the reduction of air pollution. INGL adheres to stringent international standards in its construction and operations and uses sophisticated logistics tools, advanced technologies, and a wide range of global and local contractors and professional consultants. INGL and its 150 employees are involved in planning, engineering, construction, operations, maintenance, safety, security, treasury, business development, legal and administrative issues.

Other Senior Executives

Daniel Szobel

VP – Finance and Procurements

Shlomo Kresner

VP – Engineering

Shlomi Ze’ira

VP – Operations

Yair Rubinstein

VP- Business Development 

Haim Moskovitz

VP – Construction

Tal Dagan

Legal Advisor

Jay Epstein

Commercial Manager

Significant Savings for the Economy and Cleaner Air – The natural gas that INGL transports is today considered one of the cheapest and economical energy sources available to the Israeli economy, and its use significantly reduces the costs of generating electricity and energy for industrial needs. From its establishment and up to now, INGL has invested more than NIS 7 billion in the system’s construction. The Israeli economy has saved NIS billions each year by using natural gas. The energy generated from the gas is cleaner than energy generated from other fuels such as diesel and fuel oil since fewer pollutants and less greenhouse gas are emitted into the air during the natural energy production process.
Natural Gas Pipelines Throughout Israel – The Israeli natural gas transmission system is composed of several systems • stations for receiving natural gas from reservoirs in the territorial waters of the State of Israel. Currently in operation is a receiving station in Ashdod, and during 2019, an additional receiving station near the Dor coastline was completed and is in operation since December 2019 • a marine buoy for receiving natural gas from liquified natural gas re-gasification vessels, about ten kilometers west of Hadera’s coast (active since January 2013) and connected through an offshore line to the national transmission system • an underground pipeline for natural gas transmission; to date, INGL has deployed close to 800 kilometers of pipeline along the country’s breadth and width. The main transmission segments are as follows: the marine section (active since May 2006), the central section (active since May 2007), the southern section (active from November 2009), the northern section (active from April 2011), the Dovrat-Ziporit section (active from January 2015), the gas line to Palmachim (active from February 2016), the Jordanian export line in the S’dom region (active from January 2017), the eastern transmission line (active from May 2017) and the Jerusalem transmission line (active from April 2021) • an export line to northern Jordan (active from December 2019) • stations to reduce pressure and meter gas deliveries (PRMS) at the consumer gas delivery points • block valve stations throughout the system • Facilities for operations and security, to monitor and control the network • maintenance and logistics centers at Haifa, Kannot and the Rotem Plain.
INGL Customers – Already, about 70% of Israel’s electricity is generated using natural gas, which INGL delivers to six power stations owned by Israel Electric Corporation (save for coal-driven stations), and to independent power producers, such as Dorad, Dalia, OPC (Rotem and Hadera), Edeltech (Ramat Negev Energy, Ashdod Energy, the Ramat Hovev Partnership Power Station), RAPAC (Sorek, Ashkelon, Alon Tabor, Ramat Gavriel) IPM Be’er Tuvia, Alon Merkazi Energy Power Station. Also, INGL delivers natural gas to Israel’s most significant industrial plants, in the Haifa Bay area, the Ramat Hovav and Rotem Plain industrial areas, as well as to Bazan, Paz, Haifa Chemicals, Adamah Makhteshim, Adamah Agan, Dead Sea Works, and others. The number of users continues to grow by the connection of regional distribution lines to natural gas and the addition of private power plants and new industrial customers, and the significant export of natural gas to Jordan and Egypt.
INGL Strives to Develop the Natural Gas Economy – Following the discovery of significant volumes of natural gas resources off the coast of Israel, the demand for electricity generation based on natural gas and gas sector development has expanded. INGL continues to develop the natural gas sector, increasing the reliability and advantages of the national transmission system, to ensure a regular supply of gas to its customers. INGL is working on the construction of new gas transmission systems and facilities, involving significant investments, including doubling pipelines in the North and the South, and the construction of an offshore pipeline (near Dor Beach), which will enable the connection of other gas suppliers directly to the transmission system.
Converting Coal-Based Units to Natural Gas – According to the Ministry of Energy’s plan to weaning Israel off polluting fuels, the project for converting the coal-based units into natural gas units was launched. According to the plan, the project will include the conversion, by the years 2025-26, of four units in the Ashkelon coal-based power plant (the Rotenberg Plant, about 2,200 MW) and two units in Hadera (Orot Rabin Power Plant, about 1,100 MW). INGL started the construction of the connection for the first converted unit in Rotenberg, scheduled to be completed in 2022. In addition, the company is in advanced stages of building the natural gas connection for the combined-cycle gas turbines 70 and 80 in Orot Rabin (about 1,260 MW) which would replace coal units 1-4.
Exporting Natural Gas – In 2017-19, INGL completed the construction of two export pipelines to Jordan, at the South of the Dead Sea region for Jordanian industrial plants and in the Bet She’an region connecting the Israeli transmission system to the Jordanian transmission system for export purposes. Currently, most of Jordan’s electricity is produced by Israeli-sourced natural gas. In January 2020, INGL started to transmit natural gas to the EMG pipeline near Ashkelon for the purpose of exporting natural gas to Egypt. In January 2021, the company signed a long-term agreement with Nobel Energy supporting the natural gas export to Egypt via the EMG pipeline (in the framework of this agreement the company will build the offshore pipeline Ashdod-Ashkelon).
Construction of Facilities from an Ecological Standpoint and the Principles of Sustainable Development – INGL is proud of its achievements in terms of sustainable development while wisely using resources and technologies that enable landscape restoration and nurturing of the system areas, naturally and quickly. INGL operates within guidelines established for the restoration of the environment, doing research on the area with professionals and with environment-oriented organizations, preliminary testing to locate antiquities, defining access routes, considering the environmental flora and fauna, stabilizing water channels, rehabilitation and care after construction, as well as other activities with the cooperation of the Jewish National Fund, the Nature and Parks Authority, and local authorities.
Bond Issuance and Credit Ratings – On May 30th, 2018, INGL published a prospectus for listing bonds (Series D) and was listed on the primary list of the TASE from June 7th, 2018. The company is ranked ilAA+/Positive by Ma’alot S&P. The company’s bonds are ranked ilAA+ by Ma’alot, and Aa1.il stable forecasts by Midroog.
INGL Looks to the Future – INGL is a relatively young company, and from its inception, has made significant changes in Israel’s energy economy. Its vision and professional team have established a national transmission infrastructure delivering gas throughout the country. INGL continues to look forward with the belief that natural gas will continue to contribute to the Israeli economy and provide cleaner air for its people.

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